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Diocese of Dresden-Meißen (Meissen)

Dioecesis Dresdensis-Misnensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Heiner Koch, Bishop
  • Joachim Friedrich Reinelt, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 15 November 1979
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Berlin
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Germany
  • Square Kilometers: 16,934 (6,540 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.bistum-dresden-meissen.de/
  • Mailing Address: Bischofliches Ordinariat, Kathe-Kollwitz-Ufer 84, D-01309 Dresden, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  • Telephone: (0351)33.646.00
  • Fax: 33.647.91

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Meißen (Meissen) {Lusazia o Lausitz; Sassonia}
1567ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Meißen (Meissen) {Lusazia o Lausitz; Sassonia} (erected)
Diocese of Meißen (Meissen)
24 June 1921ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Meißen (Meissen) {Lusazia o Lausitz; Sassonia} Diocese of Meißen (Meissen)
24 June 1921Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Saxonia (Saxony) (suppressed) Diocese of Meißen (Meissen)
Diocese of Dresden-Meißen (Meissen)
15 November 1979Name ChangedDiocese of Meißen (Meissen) Diocese of Dresden-Meißen (Meissen)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Meißen (Meissen)
1950592,5316,042,2199.8%293383311,7903876193ap1951
1970351,6705,178,5266.8%271503211,09555518122ap1971
Diocese of Dresden-Meißen (Meissen)
1980274,5005,217,0005.3%2414228396945357145ap1981
1990248,0004,900,0005.1%203372401,033140264147ap1991
1999181,1134,385,0004.1%19758255710561209146ap2000
2000181,0484,375,0004.1%19854252718560194146ap2001
2001179,3604,359,0004.1%19852250717558193145ap2002
2002179,7154,337,0004.1%19351244736756187145ap2003
2003174,7474,297,0004.1%19048238734553187123ap2004
2004145,7554,300,0003.4%18750237615657183121ap2005
2006146,8064,305,0003.4%185482336301154129109ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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